Rosslyn Park National Schools Rugby Sevens for Under 18s and Under 16s

The Under 16 and Under 18 Sevens teams travelled to London this week to compete in the Rosslyn Park National Schools Sevens, the largest rugby tournament in the world, with over 8000 youngsters playing across the course of the week.

On Tuesday the Under 16s, depleted through injury, performed reasonably well, despite losing 3 of their 4 matches. The match against Woodhouse Grove from Bradford in Yorkshire had an added spice as the two schools played for the Crewes Cup for the first time. The Cup had been presented to the school by Reverend Ron Crewes who had been Chaplain at Woodhouse Grove for many years and also Chairman of Governors at Truro School. He was passionate about both of the schools and wanted a link to be forged. Unfortunately due to the distance this has not been possible thus far but fortunately this year the two schools were drawn together in the Under 16 tournament. In a hard fought game the Woodhouse Grove boys came out worthy winners 28-12 and were presented with the cup. It is now hoped that the two schools can arrange to play a 1st XV game no a more regular basis.

The Under 18 side played in the Vase tournament on Wednesday, finishing in 3rd place in the group, with wins against St Peter’s High School, Gloucester and Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital School, Bristol. Defeats were suffered at the hands of Uppingham and Loughborough Grammar School.